Five seed experiment
Which herb seeds sold for cooking can you grow easily? And do their leaves taste any good? To find out, I went to my local health food shop, where they conveniently sell herbs loose – and splashed out 97 pence on a few grams of five herbs: coriander, fenugreek, white mustard, fennel, and dill.
A few of each of the seeds were planted in shallow seed tray. Can’t wait to see what comes up!
8 days later
The mustard has emerged. The taste takes me back to the mustard and cress we had as a child – and to bad memories of egg sandwiches. I admire how vigorous it is a crop but remain ambivalent about the flavour. I hope some of the other seeds will come up, too.
2 weeks later
Everything except the fennel is now growing (no sign of the mustard – because it’s all eaten!). Still a bit too small to harvest, even as ‘micro greens’ (to use its trendy name). Will leave for a few more days.